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  1. Waiting for an Epi LP Money bass, or a proper non-reverse T-Bird...
  2. Two - "Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop" by Stone Temple Pilots, and "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime" by Faith No More. The first was really different from their previous release "Purple", and I was not expecting it to sound so lo-fi, and as weird as it did. but Robert DeLeo's bass tone on a lot of the tracks is really cool, and "Art School Girl" is amazing. Second, FNM came out with this absolutely schizophrenic masterpiece in 1995, three years after "Angel Dust", and, again, it was so different to previous stuff that it caught me unawares I think. It's punk, funk, loungey, nasty, disturbing, but above all it's Faith No More-y and it's my favourite album of theirs.
  3. Finished my copy this week. Yes, it only goes up to the Chili's very first gig, but the ride Flea takes us on through his childhood makes for great reading. You certainly get to see why he is the way he is. The chapters are quite short and concise; each one a short adventure within the whole story, but he gets a lot of detail in. The audiobook version is read by the man himself.
  4. Great stuff. Mark has a very distinctive voice, you don't sound like him at all, but your voice is excellent in its own right. Good luck with it.
  5. Flats sound wicked on a jazz bass. You’re welcome. 😊

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    2. Marc S

      Marc S

      What are you saying @skej21 - it's not 1966 already is it?
      Whew.... that was some dream I had in 1965 ;) 

    3. Reggaebass


      It’s the only way to live 🙂

    4. EssentialTension


      Jazz bass, flats, and a plectrum, neck pickup 100%, bridge pickup 70% ... it's a thing.

  6. Personally, I’ve quit bands with 3 months or more notice, simply because my reason for leaving has usually been that I’ve just gotten bored with a particular band, and not for reasons like falling out with anyone. It’s common courtesy really. The exception was with my last band, who cut me out of a number of gigs at a certain venue because they wanted “more money”. Their keyboard player is a talented guy, and was able to cover bass parts. I quit on the spot, with four days until the next gig.
  7. It’s great news of course. The next album will be influenced by whatever John is absorbing - I remember reading an article about the recording of their last two albums with him and John states that whatever he was listening to at that time was directly influencing the way he was playing. With By The Way it was a lot of ambient stuff, a lot of textural playing, which you can certainly hear on that record, and with Stadium Arcadium, he was getting off on early Van Halen, which is reflected in his fairly OTT solos on that album. I hope he’s not doing it just for the money, he doesn’t strike me as the sort of artist that can force it for the sake of a pay cheque. They have some big live dates coming up next year, so I would imagine they’ll get in the way of any recording process. Can’t see us getting an album for 12 months. I hope it’s worth the wait.
  8. I like a bit of Strictly. I could look at Amy (the Welsh professional) all day..... Oh, yeah! The band! Fantastic. They should get their own slot on the weekday extra show, definitely. That Amy though... what a beauty...
  9. “Hypersonic Missiles” by Sam Fender. On CD cos I’m old. Not many of these young nippers worth listening to these days, but Sam does it properly, with proper guitars and an actual band and everyfink. And he plays a Fender. 😊
  10. Also available as a t-shirt here: https://gsdesigns.teemill.com/product/20-iconic-bass-guitars/ 😊
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